Minnesota Cities Magazine
SEP-OCT 2016


St. Paul to City Hall: The Challenge to Achieve Racial Equity

Together we can begin to explore specific strategies cities can use to address racial disparity and get to better outcomes for our citizens and cities.

Bits & Briefs

LMC's new leadership role, the NLC State of the Cities report, planning for winter fun, and more.

Two-Way Street: How Do You Manage Vacation Coverage in a Small City?

Staff from Bigfork and Upsala talk about how they balance work and play in a small city.

Ideas in Action: Collaborative Effort Brings Fiber-Optic Broadband to Rural Region

The RS Fiber Cooperative received a 2016 City of Excellence Award from the League of Minnesota Cities.

Legal Ease

From the Bench: Court: City Violated Police Officer’s Freedom of Speech

Summaries of recent court cases that may affect Minnesota cities.

Letter of the Law: Got Extra Stuff? Donating It May Now Be an Option

A new state law allows cities to donate surplus equipment to certain nonprofits.

Up for Discussion

Message Matters: You Hold the Keys to Memorable Messaging

In the coming months, read this recurring column for more useful communication tips.

Ask LMC: New Guidance for Use of Housing Applicants’ Criminal Records

LMC staff answer your questions about housing background checks, credit unions, absentee voting, and confidential employees.